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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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Objectionable objects during different months

Bhagavata purana says objectionable objects should be avoided during the months. Those (objectionable) objects (e.g. vegetables in the month of Śrāvaṇa, curds in the month of Bhādrapada) should be ...
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Where is the term Paramahamsa Samhita with reference to srimad Bhagavatam used?

Is it to be only read by Paramahamsas? Kindly quote where it is mentioned as Paramahamsa Samhita.
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Srimad Bhagavatam Skanda 6 - Narayana Kavacham. How do I interpret this?

I'm confused about how I interpret these verses form the 6th skanda of the Srimad Bhagavatam. These are from the Narayana Kavacha. ...kṛta-svāṅga-kara-nyāso mantrābhyāṁ vāg-yataḥ śuciḥ nārāyaṇa-paraṁ ...
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Textual criticism applied to Hindu texts?

Are there any scholary papers which apply methods of higher textual criticism to Hindu texts, e.g. to the Bhagavata Purana or the Bhagavad Gita? If yes, I am interested in some references. I ask this ...
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Seeking the exact shloka in the Bhagavata purana regarding responding to insults against god

There is a shloka I think in bhagvata-puran which says that if someone is insulting god, stop him if you have power, if don't have power to stop him, just go away, never hear words against god i.e. &...
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How Does Shri Madhvacharya interpret the following

Consider the following translation from the Bhagavat Purana: आत्मनश्च परस्यापि यः करोत्यन्तरोदरम् । तस्य भिन्नदृशो मृत्युः विदधे भयमुल्बणम् ॥ २६ ॥ If a person makes even a slight difference between ...
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Why Lord Krishna adorns a peacock feather?

I want scriptural references that make mention of Lord Krishna adorning a peacock feather and perhaps also, why? Please let me know.
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According to the Srimad Bhagavatam, did Brahma really create demons from his buttocks?

Saw this on Reddit. Is this really true? What is the context of this story?
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Are there any mentions of gemstones in the Bhagavta purana

Edited from a previous post. I came across the following quote, "Bhagavata [mentions] gemstones being discovered under earth and sea." But when I looked online I couldn't find any reference ...
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Are Airavata and the churning of the white ocean mentioned in the Bhagavata purana?

I came across the following quote, "Bhagavata [mentions] gemstones being discovered under earth and sea. ‘Airawata‘, the white celestial elephant emerging out of ocean etc." But when I ...
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Who is Vasudev Krishna and who is Yashodanandan Krishna?

I have heard many Acharyas and saints mentioning Vasudev Krishna and Yashodanandan Krishna to be different. Is there any scriptural reference to it? If yes, what is the difference between the two? Who ...
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Why is the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu addressed with 'Shri' in the Srimad Bhagwatam?

Why is the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu addressed with 'Shri' in the Srimad Bhagwatam? For instance, this verse from Srimad Bhagwatam Canto 7 Chapter 8 Verse 11: श्रीहिरण्यकशिपुरुवाच व्यक्तं त्वं मर्तुकामोऽसि ...
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Anyone learned in sanskrit please translate this verse for me

Śrimad Bhagavatam 8.16.21.: स विधास्यति ते कामान्हरिर्दीनानुकम्पन: । अमोघा भगवद्भ‍क्तिर्नेतरेति मतिर्मम ॥ २१ ॥ sa vidhāsyati te kāmān harir dīnānukampanaḥ amoghā bhagavad-bhaktir netareti matir mama ...
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Who is The Supreme God according to Bhagavata Purana?

I've heard from others that Sri Narayana is The Supreme Deity according to Bhagavata Puran (Srimad Bhagavatam) since it is a Vaishnava Text. Ironically upon reading it I actually found multiple verses ...
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A question about hearing abuse of saintly persons?

I read somewhere in bhagavatam probably that if a ksatriya hears abuse of saintly persons then he should kill the abuser and commit suicide and if brahmana hears abuse then he should go away from ...
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Where can I find the original bhaagwat text of gopi vastra haran by Krishna incident?

I am looking for the original text with hindi or english translation of Krishna stealing gopis clothes while they were bathing in a river naked. I have heard that it is written in the original text ...
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Debunk social media post anti-Jainism and Buddhism

# Jainism is the root of sin, Vishnu will be appearing for their destruction. Padma Purana II.38.25.30 # Buddhism & Jainism are false religions. Padma P 6.23.5-7; Matsya P 24.47-49 # Touching a ...
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Are wrong things also done by god?

Here it is written that god pervades in all. So, Does this mean wrong and evil things are also done by god ? It is also written that we should see god in everyone,so, Should we see god even in persons ...
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A question regarding bhakti?

In Bhagavatam 8.16.21 Kashyapa muni tells Aditi that "Amogham bhagavat bhakti na itareti iti matir mama" Devotion to Supreme Lord is infallible not others,this is my opinion.. Does it mean ...
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which scripture does this shloka appear ūbāḥ bhagavān kṛṣṇaḥ śrīdāman parājitāḥ?

Hi I am trying to identify on which scripture does this shloka appear ? ūbāḥ bhagavān kṛṣṇaḥ śrīdāman parājitāḥ ऊबाः भगवान कृष्णः श्रीदामान् पराजिता: I roughly translates to once Sridama became ...
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Who are the Vishnu Dutas?

There is the mention of Vishnu Dutas in the story of Ajamila mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam, Are there any other associated stories/information about them in other scriptures? https://www.quora....
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Which verse/scripture is this shloka from? (na karoti svayaṁ kiṅchit sṛṣṭiādika mahān)

I am trying to identify the source of the sloka. I came across this sloka while listening to a lecture, It sounds mostly like from Bhagwata Mahapurana but somehow I am not able to find it researching ...
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Is this sloka part of the Gajendra Moksha stotra in the Bhagavta Purana?

I came across a nice rendition of the Ganjendra Moksha stortam on YouTube but I'm not sure if it has been altered from the original. soham vishva-srjam vishvam avishvam vishva-vedasam vishvatmanam ...
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What is the significance of HRAAM beej mantra

What is the significance of hraam beej mantra and which god or goddess is the beeja related to?
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Bhagavata saptaha for wandering souls

A priest in a prashne had advocated bhagavata saptah for one of my relatives who had lost his ancedtors (coming under sapindikas) in the pamban train crash in 1964 and the bodies were never recovered. ...
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Protection from Kalki's wrath and re-establishment of Varnashrama

As discussed here: Definition and ritualistc rights of vrAtyas in the present day, it is clear that there are no pure Kshatriyas and Vaisyas today (there may have been at the start of Kali, but ...
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Need explanation for the chronological order of the avatars of Lord Vishnu in Shreemad Bhagavata Mahapurana.?

Why Shreemad Bhagavata Mahapurana says that Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyasa who is the son of Satyavati and Rishi Parashara appeared before Shree Rama in Skanda 1 Chapter 3.?
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Bhagavatam 5/20/13 translation

The verse '5/20/13' in BHAGAVATAM purport states that there are flames on the moon. Is there any other explanation of this verse or if not does it contradict the fact that moon has no flames?
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Reference of Krishna's last meeting with Yashoda when he promises to reincarnate as Venkateshwara?

There is a story of Krishna meeting Yashoda on her deathbed and she laments that she didn't get to witness any of his marriages. So Krishna promised her that in a future birth she would see him get ...
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Which scriptures contain the story of Sudama?

This story is so quintessentially tied up with Krishna Bhagavatam - but Bard says The story of Sudama is found in several Hindu scriptures, including: The Bhagavata Purana, which is one of the most ...
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Is there a tradition that recitations of Krishna-Bhagavatam should last exactly one week?

According to Bard the Google AI engine: Bhagavata Saptaham is a seven-day religious discourse on the Srimad Bhagavatam, one of the eighteen major Hindu Puranas. It is a popular tradition in Hinduism, ...
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Is "Krishna" mentioned in the first verse of Srimadbhagavad?

The first verse of chapter 1, canto 1 of Srimad Bhagavatam translated by Srila Prabhupada is the following oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya janmādy asya yato 'nvayād itarataś cārtheṣv abhijñaḥ svarāṭ ...
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Whom was the Vedic knowledge given to in the Vaivasvata Manvantara, Manu or Vivasvan? (Contradiction in the Gita and Purana)

As discussed here, Bhagavan took on the form of a fish at the time of deluge after the lapse of the Chakshusha Manvanatara, the one before the present. For the purpose of propagating the Vedas in the ...
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Does Bhagwat Mahapuran has a routine and daily timing that one should follow

When to wake up ? When to sleep ? What time to eat ? Is all this mentioned in the Bhawawat Mahapuran ?
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How many types of Pralayas are there?

According to Hindu Puranas, repeated creations and dissolutions happen in a cycle. How many types of Pralayas are there according to the Puranas? What is the difference between Pralaya and Mahapralaya?...
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Did Sri Krishna have braided hair? What do our scriptures say?

I came across some Pattachitra (a form of painting from Odisha) recently that showed Sri Krishna with braided hair. I also found a statue that shows Sri Krishna having braided hair. Is there any ...
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Story about Gargacharya revealing to Shri Krishna the truth about his birth

Sadguru once said that "Then Gargacharya thought it was time to reveal the truth about Krishna’s birth. He spoke about the prophecy that Naradamuni had made and revealed to him for the first time ...
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Does bhagwatam clearly say that krishna is the bhagwan or is there any other meaning behind behind such statement?

Most of the iskconites usually say bhagwatam 1.3.28 एते चांशकला: पुंस: कृष्णस्तु भगवान् स्वयम् । इन्द्रारिव्याकुलं लोकं मृडयन्ति युगे युगे ॥ To show that golok niwasi shri krishna is the only bhagwan ...
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What is the meaning of this verse from the Satapatha Brahmana?

You have taken birth from my various limbs and have arisen from my very heart. You are my own self in the form of my son. May you live through a hundred autumns. Satapatha Brahmana (14.9.8.4). I ...
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Is there a source for Uttaram Makasa?

It is mentioned here This site Is there a source for this text?
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What is the Family History of Daruka, the Reputed Charioteer of Lord Krishna?

I researched a lot about Daruka, the famous and most trusted charioteer of Lord Krishna. His name appears in Harivamsha Puran, Vishnu Parva, Chapter 22, mentioned before comparatively more important ...
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What is the phrase in these verses from Bhāgavata Purāṇa referring to?

Following is the translation of verses (3.20.49-51) from Bhāgavata Purāṇa by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb One day Brahmā, the self-born, the first living creature, felt as ...
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What is the story of Tulasi and her emergence from the Samudra Manthana?

There are two legends of Tulasi that are currently known, the one related to Jalandhara and the other related to Shankhachuda, both currently found in the Shiva Purana. In both the stories, Lord ...
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Did Narada Muni hate his mother in his previous birth?

I could not stop thinking about this. How could the divine Deva rishi Narada, in his own previous birth as a Brahmin, hate his own mother? Whilst re-reading the Srimad Bhagavatam for a second time, I ...
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The curse to the dvarapalakas of Vishnu by the sons of Brahma

Vishnu, the infinite manifestation knows everything that will happen in the future? Did he already know the Brahma Putra would curse Jaya and Vijaya? Was it all Vishnu's leela to get into the Material ...
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Are all the forms of Vishnu 4 handed?

The original spiritual planet which resembles the whorl of the huge Lotus flower, is called Goloka Vrindavana.It is the abode of Lord Krishna, the original personality of Godhead. This original planet ...
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What does Vyasa say about the equality shown by God between Asuras and Devas?

"Why is Lord Vishnu partial towards the Devas and impartial towards the Daityas? " was the question raised by Parikshit to Sukha Deva, for which the latter replied, "That Devas are of ...
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Among the following two stories, which story about the origin of Panchjanya sankh is real.?

According to Shreemad bhagwad the origin of Panchjanya Sankh is the sea, from Samudra Manthan and according to Mahabharat it was gained by Shree Krishna while fighting with demon's in order to save ...
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Location of The Divine forest - Naimisaranya

नैमिषेऽनिमिषक्षेत्रे ऋषय: शौनकादय: । सत्रं स्वर्गायलोकाय सहस्रसममासत ॥ ४ ॥ Meaning - Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform ...
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The story of Ajamila

Ajamila the hero of the 6th Canto of Bhagavata Purana, in fright of the 3 Yamaduttas called the name of his son Narayana Source- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajamila To utter the name of the Lord ...
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